In addition to you providing information to us, we use other methods and sources for obtaining information regarding your visits to our Site, as described below:
• Cookies and other web tracking techniques
We use “cookies” on our Site to help us serve you better on future visits, help us analyze web traffic for our Site, and evaluate and improve the content or functions of our Site. A cookie is a small text file which is sent by a website, accepted by a web browser and then placed on your hard drive.
The information collected from cookies sent by Edgewell and approved third parties assisting us with our Site lets us know that you visited our Site in the past and helps you avoid having to re-enter information on each visit to use some of our products or Services. Cookies also help us analyze use of our Site and better aggregate useful information when users provide feedback about our Site or products.
You may be able to set your browser to refuse all cookies from this and other websites that you visit. This will provide you with more control over the acceptance of cookies on your hard drive. However, it is possible that some portions of the Site will not function properly or may perform more slowly if you choose to reject cookies. By using our Site and not disabling cookies, you consent to allowing their use for the described purposes.
Remember also that disabling cookies is browser specific. If you log on using Safari, you must also disable cookies in Chrome if you use that browser at a different time. We may also collect information about your method of access such as your operating system (Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, Linux, etc.) and your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) We may use access method information along with information about site searches you run to serve you personalized content using third party vendors.
• Third parties and other Edgewell companies
Edgewell may share your information within the Edgewell group of companies as well as with third-party service providers that assist us with providing the Services. This includes companies that provide product fulfillment services, payment processing services, and marketing and promotional services. Edgewell does not share or sell any personal information that you provide to us through the Site for any separate use by a third party for its own purposes. However, we may provide aggregate (statistical) information about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns and related information to third parties who help us improve our business and Services, but these statistics do not include any personally identifying information.
• Website analytics
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies to help us analyze how visitors use the Aurw. The information collected through these technologies (including IP address) is disclosed to these analytics providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the Site.
• Log file information or log data
Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Site or our Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our Site, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, or visit a third-party website that includes an Edgewell button or widget. Edgewell uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. We periodically delete all Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months, if not earlier.
• Clear gifs information
When you use the Services, we may employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons), which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your Edgewell account is collected using these clear gifs. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make Edgewell better for our users.
Edgewell may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
• Social platform registrations and social media plugins
This Site permits you to use a third party social networking platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This includes use of social media plugins such as Facebook “Like” and Tweet buttons, etc. When you use these social networking platforms and plugins, your username and password for the services and other information available about you or collected from you on these services may be shared with us. We may ask your permission to repost your Facebook or Twitter quotes on our Site. If you agree, you grant us the right to use your posts on our Site and on third party social networking platforms for promotional purposes.
• User-generated content